The Reader Org Annual Conference

It’s almost that time of year again.  The wonderful Reader Organisation  holds their Annual Conference for 2014  on 15th May 2014 at the British Library in London.

This year’s title is ‘Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health’

They will explore how their shared reading model uses literature to improve mental health, reduce social isolation and enhance quality of life.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Lord Melvyn Bragg, writer, broadcaster and former President of MIND.
Baroness Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education, and Dr Alice Sullivan, Institute for Education, discussing the role of reading in schools.
Shared reading groups currently take place every week in health, criminal justice, community, and education settings across the UK, providing individuals with the tools to transform their relationship to themselves and one another.

Academic research into The Reader Organisation’s projects has demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the mental health of those suffering mild to moderate depression, reduced agitation for those suffering with dementia, and improved emotional, social and educational wellbeing for women in prison.

Book your place online:

For queries or further information,  contact Abigail: or call 0151 207 7221


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